DED releases January 2013 state jobs report
John Fougere, (573) 522-5058
JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest point
in 52 months during January 2013, according to data released today by the
Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED). The state’s
seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell to 6.5 percent, the lowest the state
has seen since September 2008, down one-tenth of a point from the revised
December 2012 figure (6.6).
comparison, the U.S. unemployment rate for January was 7.9 percent. Missouri’s unemployment rate has now been
lower than the national unemployment rate for 41 consecutive months.
payrolls decreased by 4,700 jobs in January 2013.